Have you ever found it difficult to breathe? If so, then you might suffer from COPD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that’s considered to be common. You may have many questions if you suffer from COPD. This article will discuss its symptoms, causes, and any possible treatments that you can receive to relieve it.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are aerosolized organisms commonly found in the environment. This means that NTM can live in soil and water particles in the air. Most people come in contact with NTM bacteria when doing simple, regular activities like gardening, washing dishes, and showering.
Infection occurs when a person inhales NTM bacteria from aerosolized water and soil particles. These bacteria can contaminate lung tissue and airways, resulting in disease. Although most people are not affected by the bacteria, people with compromised immune systems are at risk of developing progressive, destructive disease.
Our joints impact a majority of our movement and allow us to perform complex tasks that no other species can do. However, what if our ability to use our joints was somehow taken away from us?
Arthritis currently affects more than three hundred million individuals worldwide, with nearly a quarter of these individuals being residents of the United States. This number is one the rise with each passing day and very few people are aware of how to prevent or treat it. There are several variations of arthritis and in this article, I will be discussing one strain in particular: Gout.